Student Jobs and Internships

Students walking outside International Center

Opportunities for Student Jobs and Internships in Global Affairs 

Students outside International Center
Global Affairs student assistants supporting an event at the International Center.

Global Affairs offers various forms of student employment and internships with opportunities to gain project-based experience in areas including:

  • administrative and business operations,
  • communications and marketing, 
  • development and fundraising, 
  • event planning and program development, 
  • international fellowship programs,
  • international relations and programs,
  • services for international students and scholars,
  • study abroad and global learning,
  • and more!

Student assistants and interns in Global Affairs support our mission in Global Affairs to inspire global curiosity, understanding, and engagement. There are opportunities to gain administrative, interpersonal, intercultural, analytic, and other professional skills related to several areas of Global Affairs.


Job and Internship Opportunities

Student Administrative Assistant

Seeking a student assistant for general clerical and analytical/research support as well as to assist with visiting international delegations, trip planning. Projects will vary from developing partner university and country summaries to support trip or international visits, assembling welcome packets, scanning files into an EDMS (electronic document management system); responding to email inquiries, maintaining and updating several databases and spreadsheets, conducting individual research; and managing and assisting with ad hoc projects as assigned.  

  • $12.25 per hour (7-10 hours per week)

This position is currently filled.

Student Global Professional Programs and Events Assistant

Seeking a student assistant for event planning and administrative duties related to the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, Fulbright Scholars Program and other Global Professional Programs. Projects will vary from assisting with planning and conducting signature Global Affairs events (e.g. International Education Week, Fulbright Scholar events, International Connections Reception, Picnic Day, faculty workshops, annual retreats), coordinating Global Affairs activities, events, and services with international students and scholars; promoting Global Professional Programs through events, welcome packets, and social media; taking photographs at events as needed; developing outreach materials (e.g. flyers, event announcements); and assisting with ad hoc projects as assigned.  

  • $12.25 per hour (7-10 hours per week)

This position is currently filled.

Student Graphic Designer

Seeking a student graphic designer with opportunities to create designs for a broad range of programming, events, and initiatives, working with the Global Affairs communications team and faculty and staff across a comprehensive campus organization. Design projects will vary from being short and long term and will include designs for flyers, posters, signage, web and digital banners, gifs, swag and giveaways, PowerPoints or other presentations, infographics, reports and publications, and social media posts. 

  • $12.25 per hour (7-10 hours per week)

This position is currently filled.

Student International Data and Special Projects Assistant 

Seeking a student assistant with research experience and a high level of comfort working in Excel and other common office applications to support ongoing efforts of the Global Affairs Office of the Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor. Projects will vary, but will often require internet research and the compilation and synthesis of various forms of information. Student assistants should be motivated to complete projects with minimal oversight, have the ability to interpret instructions and information, and be willing to seek clarification and guidance whenever needed. Data projects will require familiarity with Excel, the ability to compile data from multiple sources, and a keen focus on detail.

  • $12.25 per hour (7-10 hours per week)

This position is currently filled.

Mandela Fellowship Summer Multimedia Assistant 

Seeking a student assistant with multimedia communications experience for the UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellowship, a summer fellowship program that brings young professionals from Sub-Saharan Africa to the United States for a leadership in public management institute. Projects will vary but include attending and photographing events and activities, creating marketing copy for social media and web, and interviewing and collaborating on Mandela fellow stories, blogs and spotlights. A minimum of 20 and maximum of 39 hours are expected per week—including occasional evenings and weekends. Position runs June through September, 2019 with the possibility of extension.

  • $12.25 per hour

This position is currently filled.

Mandela Fellowship Summer Communications Assistant 

Seeking a student communications experience for the UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellowship, a summer fellowship program that brings young professionals from Sub-Saharan Africa to the United States for a leadership in public management institute. Projects will vary but include attending events and activities, creating marketing copy for social media and web, and interviewing and collaborating on Mandela fellow stories, blogs and spotlights. A minimum of 20 and maximum of 39 hours are expected per week—including occasional evenings and weekends. Position runs June through September, 2019 with the possibility of extension.

  • $12.25 per hour

This position is currently filled.

Mandela Fellowship Summer Photography Assistant 

Seeking a student assistant with photography experience for the UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellowship, a summer fellowship program that brings young professionals from Sub-Saharan Africa to the United States for a leadership in public management institute. Projects will vary but include attending and photographing events and activities, organizing, tracking and archiving photos for a cumulative photo essay. A minimum of 20 and maximum of 39 hours are expected per week—including occasional evenings and weekends. Position runs June through September, 2019 with the possibility of extension.

  • $12.25 per hour

This position is currently filled.

Student Writer or Writing Intern

In partnership with the University Writing Program, Global Affairs offers writing internships. Writing interns have opportunities to write and edit for a broad range of programming, events, and initiatives, working with the Global Affairs communications team, and faculty and staff across a comprehensive campus organization. Internship projects will vary from creating marketing copy for event programs and websites to writing and editing for student features, reports and publications. Projects will also include researching, interviewing and collaborating on student and international fellow stories, blogs and spotlights.

Please see requirements on the University Writing Program website - To apply, email Jen Wade, communications and development manager, at jnwwong@ucdavis.edu. 

International Student Mentor

The Global Ambassador Mentorship Program is designed to welcome first year and transfer international students and help them successfully transition to life at UC Davis. This year-long internship for undergraduate students is a valuable opportunity to learn intercultural leadership skills, understand your role in a global community, and engage in cultural exchange. Mentors will be matched with incoming international students, participate in small group activities, and plan campus events.

  • $500 stipend, internship transcript notation

Check the SISS webpage for internship description and application information.

Study Abroad Student Jobs

Study Abroad within Global Affairs hires for Peer Advisors and Outreach Assistants, Administrative Assistants and Advisors, and Content Writers/Editors.

Check the Study Abroad website for job descriptions and application information

Confucius Institute Student Internships

The Confucius Institute within Global Affairs offers internships in Chinese food and beverage culture.

Check the Confucius Institute website for internship descriptions and application information


Questions?

Email globalaffairs@ucdavis.edu with any questions or for more information.